This is my 3rd year in Nashville, Tennessee at Belmont University (4th year overall with FOCUS)!
I grew up in a loving and practicing Christian family, but did not take my faith very seriously until high school. After attending a summer camp called Laity Lodge Youth Camp a few times, I finally desired and started living out a relationship with Christ. By becoming involved in Young Life at Round Rock High School, I found a community in which I started to deeply pursue my faith and share it with others. Through my involvement with YL, I became friends with my YL leader, Camron, who, through his patience, strong faith, and intellectual prowess, eventually guided me to convert to Catholicism when I went off to college, serving as my confirmation sponsor in May of 2018. Since then, after a short time serving as a college Young Life leader to high schoolers, I decided to dive into the FOCUS community at Texas State University, where I attended SEEK 2019 and SLS 2020, joined discipleship, and started leading a Bible study. Since then, while also having been greatly impacted by another future FOCUS missionary, Peter Manfre, I felt drawn to apply to be a missionary with FOCUS after falling more in love with the mission through his witness.
I have since served as a missionary at my alma mater during my December grad semester, at the University of Southern Mississippi the following semester, and I am now going on my 3rd year in a row at Belmont University. A short few paragraphs could never do justice in recounting all of the wonderful blessings that the Lord has provided me and the students I’ve served, but these past 3 years on mission have been the best of my life! I look forward to serving many more years, God willing.
When I answered the call to join FOCUS, I made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners to help me through this mission. I’ve been blessed with the most amazing people who have journeyed with me as I serve on campus. If you are interested in partnering with me, please let me know of the best way to reach you and I will schedule an appointment. I’d be honored to share this mission with you.